I'm definitely considered the adventurous eater in my family. While the rest of my family scoffs and pretends to gag at the thought of eating "vegetarian" or "healthy" options as apposed to london broil and mashed potatoes, I'm always willing to try something new.
When I began experimenting with different foods, like tofu, I made a lot of stir-fry because it was a quick fix to just throw everything in a pan rather than trying to follow an elaborate recipe I saw online. But after a while, eating tofu the same way gets very old, very fast.
It took me a few months to realize that tofu could also be used for the protein portion of sandwiches. I mean, who knew tofu could be used for more than just vegetable stir-fry? Clearly not me six months ago.
Sandwiches make for the perfect lunch. This Crispy Tofu Sandwich is sure to satisfy any vegetarian, and even an adventurous carnivore! Baking the seasoned tofu adds great texture to the usual soft and squishy bean curd.
Crispy Tofu Sandwich
- 1/5 of a block of extra-firm tofu
- 2 Slices of whole-grain bread (I used Ezekiel), toasted
- Small handful of spring mix (or romaine leaf)
- 1 Red onion slice
- 1-2 Tomato slices (all I had were plums!)
- 1 T. Veganaise (or your favorite condiment)
- Ground Seasonings to taste (today I used garlic, cumin, chili powder, and pepper)
- Oil cooking spray
2. After tofu is done baking, assemble your sandwich and enjoy!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Nutrition: (one sandwich) Calories: 400, Total fat: 17g, Sat fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 276mg, Total carbs: 38g, Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 3g, Protein: 21g
I had my sandwich with a small salad and slices of red bell pepper. Needless to say, I will have no need to snack between now and dinner.